Thursday, July 18

Police raid cyber gambling premises in Kuching, Miri

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A photo shows the inside of the premises in Batu Kawa. - Photo courtesy of state CID

A photo shows the inside of the premises in Batu Kawa. – Photo courtesy of state CID

Some individuals are inside the premises in Batu Kawa at the time of the raid. - Photo courtesy of state CID

Some individuals are inside the premises in Batu Kawa at the time of the raid. – Photo courtesy of state CID

Computers are seen at the raided premises in Senadin, Miri. - Photo courtesy of state CID

Computers are seen at the raided premises in Senadin, Miri. – Photo courtesy of state CID

KUCHING: State and district Criminal Investigation Departments (CIDs) have intensified action against cyber gambling throughout Sarawak.

In a media statement today, state CID chief SAC Dev Kumar said several raids were conducted in Batu Kawa here and Miri this weekend.

At 2.25am today, he said a police team from D7 CID, state police headquarters (IPK) led by Insp Mohd Farid raided a premises in the Sg. Moyan Commercial Centre, Batu Kawa here.

“A total of 28 computers used for online gambling were seized while seven people including the operator of the premises were arrested.”

Dev said another police team from D7 CID, Miri led by Insp Koay Kok Pung conducted a raid at a premises in Senadin at 1.30am today.

As a result, 10 computers were seized alongside with the operator of the premises nabbed, he said.

“Earlier at 11.45pm on Saturday (Dec 12), a police team from CID IPK led by the deputy state CID chief ACP Abdul Razak conducted a raid at a KTV lounge at Jalan Canna, Tabuan Jaya.

“Thirty-three foreign women were arrested for immigration offences. Of which, 31 were Chinese, one Filipino and one Vietnamese. The owner of the KTV lounge was also arrested.”